Chief Financial Officer, Ken Ellis has been named interim CEO following the announcement that Darius Padler is to leave the Group to take up a new opportunity closer to his home in Germany.

With extensive experience in the kitchen and bathrooms business, and having spent 22 years at Bristan Group, Ken Ellis is well placed to lead the business in an interim capacity. 

Padler has been with the Group’s parent company, Masco, for over 20 years. He will leave the US-owned operation to take on a new CEO position for a European-based business at the end of this year.

Commenting on his new role, Ellis said: “It’s been a pleasure to work with such an admired leader as Darius. During this time, the business has gone from strength to strength, gaining market share with our three brands; Bristan, Heritage and Cascade. We all wish Darius the very best for the future.

“We remain focused on keeping business flowing for our customers and continuing to deliver customer-inspired products and services.”